Category COVID-19 campus response
As part of our Smart Restart reopening plan, UW–Madison has developed protocols for what to do when individuals working, living or learning on campus test positive for COVID-19.
Vice Chancellor Reesor shares important information and resources with students as they prepare to start the fall semester.
Due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, all university-sponsored travel outside of Wisconsin or by air within the state remains cancelled until further notice. These restrictions are in place for all employees, students and registered student organizations (RSOs).
That site will be open for non-motorized-vehicle arrivals beginning on August 6 and for non-motorized-vehicle and vehicle arrivals ("drive-up") testing on August 11.
Through a waiver of University of Wisconsin System admissions policy, prospective freshman applying this fall to UW–Madison will not be required to submit ACT or SAT scores. The university will go before the board in August to seek a longer-term waiver of the test requirement.
Provost Karl Scholz and Vice Chancellor Laurent Heller share more information about campus operations this fall.
Chancellor Blank released the following statement on July 22, 2020: “Today’s announcement by Governor Evers and the Department of Administration that state agencies will…
Editor’s note: We will be publishing answers to questions about COVID-19 and the pandemic each week in this COVID questions column. If you have a…
Two campus labs are coming together again in support of efforts to provide free COVID-19 testing to the entire campus community. The goal is to identify infections, isolate and care for those who are sick, and limit the spread of the disease.
"Our international students are valued members of our community," says Chancellor Blank. "We must do all we can to welcome them here. We will continue work alongside UW System, Attorney General Kaul and state and federal legislators to support international students and advocate for them."
Chancellor Rebecca Blank shared the following statement on Tuesday, July 7. New guidance on Monday, July 6 from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program…
We know there are many uncertainties still for our international students, and we acknowledge how stressful it is not having the information you need to make decisions for the fall semester. We assure you that we are listening to your concerns and are working quickly to address the questions we can, provide clarity on those we cannot, and advocate for you in spaces we can influence.
The extension is to help limit the spread of the disease and keep students, faculty, staff and the public safe.
"Any additional funding is important and appreciated as we move to safely reopen campus this fall," Chancellor Blank said. The pandemic has already had a $120+ million impact on our campus operation."